Latvia vs Estonia
International Friendly Match
Date: Monday, 12th June 2017
Kick-off at 17:45 UK / 18:45 CET
Venue: Skonto stadions, Riga.
The Baltic derby will take place at Skonto Stadions in Riga where Latvia will take on Estonia. Both teams were beaten in their recent WC qualifying matches, so a victory in a friendly match would slightly mend the wounds.
Latvia welcomed the European champions, Portugal. As expected, the visitors were dominating absolutely. It seemed that Latvia could fight off Ronaldo & Co with a little luck, but Cristiano broke their hopes in the 41st minute on Fonte’s assist. The same scenario was seen in the following 45 minutes. Ronaldo added the second goal to his tally, four minutes before assisting to his teammate Silva who set the final score to 0-3.
Estonia hosted ambitious Belgium on Friday evening. Napoli’s Mertens opened the scoring in the 31st minute, but Dmitrijev’s red card in the closing minutes of the first half reduced Estonia’s chances of comeback to zero. Estonia held well until the 86th minute when Chadli scored for 0-2, which was the result after the final whistle.
Latvia vs Estonia: Head-to-head
The two sides often met on the international level. A year ago, they were featured in a goalless draw within Baltic Cup fixture. Their last 6 games ended as a draw with the result of 0-0 or 1-1. Back in 2008, Latvia picked up a 1-0 victory which was the last game that had a winner after the regular 90 minutes.
Latvia vs Estonia: Prediction
Latvia and Estonia will most likely see another draw in the upcoming match. Simply, their play styles are too similar – focus on defense with a visible deficit in the attack. It would be a huge surprise to see more than two goals scored in the upcoming match. We are likely to witness a low-tempo match with a few attempts and a lot of box-to-box action.
Latvia vs Estonia: Bet Tips
The first bet will First Half Correct Score 0-0 at the odds of 2.35 odds with Unibet.
You can also try the full-time Correct Score 1-1 at 6.40 odds with Unibet.